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July 14, 2016

House Panel Backs K-12 Spending Bill Targeting Obama Transgender Guidance

The House appropriations committee's education spending bill for fiscal 2017 boosts federal spending on special education and a new block grant, but makes cuts to or eliminates several other programs.

July 12, 2016

More Details on the House Education Funding Bill

Last week, we reported on key aspects of the spending bill that was approved by the House panel overseeing education funding, such as the increases for the Title IV block grant and special education.

July 12, 2016

As He Mulls Return to Washington, Here's Former Sen. Evan Bayh's K-12 Record

In 2009, following the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., a longtime K-12 policy leader, Bayh was mentioned as someone who could fill the void on education issues.

July 07, 2016

My Enemy's Enemy: Sen. Alexander's NEA Award Caps Recent Political Alliance

The National Education Association and Sen. Lamar Alexander have developed a good working relationship, resulting in several legislative wins, including the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 07, 2016

House Panel OKs Bill With Cuts to Ed. Department, Hike for Special Education

The panel's top Democrat said the bill would cut or eliminate more than a dozen programs, despite bipartisan reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 07, 2016

Bill to Reauthorize Career and Technical Ed. Law Approved by House Committee

The bipartisan measure aims to better align CTE programs with the economy, focus more on disadvantaged students, and boost transparency and accountability for these programs.

July 06, 2016

House Panel Seeks to Cut Overall Ed. Dept. Budget But Boost ESSA Block Grant

The House committee that oversees education spending released legislation Wednesday that would cut the U.S. Department of Education's overall budget by $1.3 billion overall, or nearly 2 percent.

July 06, 2016

Digging Deeper Into That New, Bipartisan Career and Tech. Ed. Bill in Congress

A look at some of the nuts and bolts of the proposed reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, due for markup by a congressional committee on Thursday.

June 28, 2016

House Members Introduce Bill to Overhaul Career and Technical Education

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act was introduced by Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.

June 27, 2016

Education Issues That Might Get At Least a Tiny Bit of Traction in Congress

Federal lawmakers aren't slated to do anything nearly as monumental as the Every Student Succeeds Act during the rest of this session of Congress, but lawmakers might still have a few notable bills up their sleeves.

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